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Sew Along for the Sketchbook Jacket 2023

 Do you have a new planner for 2024? Do you have a sketchbook for ideas and plans? Do you have a binder or notebook to keep patterns?Would you like to make a unique cover for that book to keep everything in?If you have answered yes to any of these questions you should join me for a new Sew Along!  I will be hosting this event on Instagram & Facebook.  If you join the …

weave a fabric task-it basket

Over 10 years ago I tried weaving fabric strips into a basket.  I had no idea how to weave a basket, but I knew how to create fabric strips.  My inspiration was a ceramic dish I purchased while we were living in Italy.  I wanted to figure out a way to make a fabric version for use in my studio to store all those little things.   I found a tutorial using …

Welcome to “my makin’ space”

A new year is here and that means time for clean up and organization of the studio.  Every January I try to use the turn of the calendar year as a way to take a fresh look at my space and how I use it.  This helps me figure out what I want to focus on and how I want to use my space to reach my goals.  I want …

Planning for 2020

This year has been a bit off course from what I imagined.  I have not completed the projects & goals I had for the year.  A new year is around the corner and life is settling down a bit here so it is the perfect time to step back and try this plan again….and maybe add some new ideas! My 2020 Quilter’s Planner arrived last week, and I had a …

Making it stick

Stickers! I have a thing for stickers and I cannot lie.  I have been experimenting with different ways to create custom helpers for my Quilter’s Planner.  Some have worked great, some not so great. My first try was to create mini stickers to help keep up with my sewing and quilting tasks. These stickers are perfect for placing and creating lists in my planner.  I use them in the weekly …

Twin Jackets!!

I couldn’t make just one.  Making two was sew much more fun! Twin Jackets!! Almost identical…one warm, one cool.  I dug into my stash of Alison Glass fabric to create these quilted jackets using my Sketchbook Jacket pattern.  The quilted jackets are custom made for and wrapped around a 2019 Quilter’s Planner.  Which is your favorite?I have been cooking these jackets up just for you!  YES!  I want to give …

planner jacket ‘mash up’

OH the excitement when the 2019 Quilter’s Planner arrived and I opened the beautiful box!!  The anticipation of its arrival was intense.  Not just because I have a quilt featured in the companion magazine, but, because I want 2019 to be better than 2018…and 2018 has been sooooooo good!  the Five Star Flex notebook I ordered the unbound version just to experiment with adding pages and extras to my planning …

sewing stickers

I have been searching high and low for stickers to use in my planner that will fit my sewing related plans.  I have found a few, but, nothing that includes all the tasks we sewists like to plan and track. I found these Avery labels and decided to try them. The Avery website has a template for these labels available for download in multiple formats. I visited Creative Market and …
photo taken by Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter for The Quilter's Planner 2019 @thequiltersplanner

Churn Echoes for The Quilter’s Planner 2019

Having a quilt pattern in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner is surreal.  I have been an avid user of this planner for the last 2 years, admiring the patterns, beautiful photography, and colorful imagery…not to mention the perfect planning tool for everything!   And now, my pattern will be part of that…for an entire year!! Without further ado I present Churn Echoes The inspiration for this quilt pattern started with a rainbow of fabrics.  …

2019 Quilter’s Planner…

Pre-orders for the 2019 Quilter’s Planner opened up this past weekend and I have some exciting news to share with this release… Yes, that is my name on the cover of The Quilter’s Planner Magazine!   Sitting on this news has not been easy.  And look who the featured designer is… This year you can choose between 2 different covers designed by Camille Roskelley!   I love that navy…but the orange peel …

New beginnings

From endings come new beginnings! This quilt! For the last three years I have been part of a quilting bee.  A quilting bee of 13 ladies from all over the USA (and now Ireland) who quilt for each other every month and share a love of quilting & sewing.  We have gotten to know each other over the distance and some have managed to meet in person.  As 2017 ended, …

The Sketchbook Jacket PDF pattern

The Sketchbook Jacket PDF pattern is now available. This pattern first appeared in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine Issue 35. Now you can visit my Payhip pattern shop and purchase the PDF pattern for download.  This pattern includes over 20 color photos to help you visualize the steps in making your very own Sketchbook Jacket. With the pattern you can create a jacket for almost any book.  The book only needs …